Conservation Summit to Explore Innovative Wildlife Conservation Ideas

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The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) 2017 National Conservation Summit will bring together 175 participants with wide ranging of perspectives on wildlife. Attendees will include environmental groups, indigenous leaders, hunting and angling organizations, academia, industry and government to seek collaborative action for fish, wildlife, and biodiversity

The aim of the conference is to help chart a path forward for innovative actions to ensure abundant wildlife and habitat for future generations.

The summit focus will be on four critical themes required to address challenges that include changing climate and its cumulative impact across a landscape and seascapes. The themes featured are:

  • Thinking bigger and broader
  • Making wildlife and habitat conservation relevant to Canadians
  • Building new partnerships for action on conservation
  • Establishing new ways of financing conservation.

“With the recently released statistics about declining wildlife populations and biodiversity, we need to come together to seek solutions,” said CWF Executive Vice-President and CEO, Rick Bates. “This is an opportunity for thought leaders from across all sectors to share their ideas and expertise to help shape the future of conservation in Canada.”

The conference will be held from November 28 to December 1, 2017 at the Delta Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta.

Registration applications are now being accepted and can be signed up for at

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit for more information.

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